Sean Maurice Kelly

Sean Maurice Kelly was born in San Francisco, California, and received his training at Marin Ballet. After attending the summer program at American Ballet Theatre II, he was invited to join the company. Two years later, Sean joined the Houston Ballet, where he became a Principal Dancer, and eventually a Ballet Master. Mr. Kelly was most recently the Resident Director/Associate Choreographer for the tour of the Broadway show of Christopher Wheeldon's ‘An American in Paris’, was an Associate Choreographer for ‘Billy Elliot, the musical’ for the Chicago, Toronto, and touring productions, and was the Resident Director for the tour of the Twyla Tharp/Billy Joel production ‘Movin' Out’. Previously, Sean did 2 tours of the musical ‘Swing' where he was Dance Supervisor and a swing. His principal roles include the Prince in Ben Stevenson's The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Don Quixote, Dracula, and Nutcracker; Albrecht in Peter Wright's production of Giselle, Leads in Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Manon, Gloria, Elite Syncopations, and Solitaire; and many others. Mr. Kelly created 2 premieres, ‘Sinuosity’ and ‘Patterns', for Houston Ballet for the Cullen Contemporary Series, and was the recipient of the Best Partner Award at the International Ballet Competition in Helsinki, Finland.